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Your Navy TODAY (Mar. 21, 2012)


On any given day, in your Navy, our team of more than 600,000 professional Sailors and Civilians are working together around the globe to perform our mission: deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, win our Nation’s wars. It is not possible to share every aspect of this global team but, through this blog, we offer you a glimpse of what these men and women do.


An MV-22 Osprey maneuvers on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during test operations. George H.W. Bush is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications.


A member of the Navy Region Northwest Fire and Emergency Services Decontamination Team is washed down in a decontamination tent as a part of a hazardous material training scenario at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor during Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2012. The weeklong series of anti-terrorism and force protection exercises involves Navy installations and activities.


Sailors prepare the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme RIchard (LHD 6) to receive visitors via the stern gate. The ship is engaged in operations in preparation to relieve USS Essex (LHD 2) in Sasebo, Japan.


Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Michael Walsh and Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Chandra Tremayne perform maintenance on a 404-400 jet engine afterburner aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The engine components will be used on an F-18 Legacy aircraft. Nimitz recently arrived to its new homeport of Everett, Wash.



Navy Personnel
Active Duty:   323,773
Officers Officers:   53,120
Enlisted Enlisted:   266,146
Midshipmen Midshipmen:   4,507
Ready Reserve:   105,157 [As of Feb 2012 ]
Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 64,118
Individual Ready Reserve Individual Ready Reserve: 41,039
Reserves currently mobilized:   4,763 [As of 13 Mar 2012]
Personnel on deployment:   47,943
Navy Department Civilian Employees:   203,609
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 282
Total Ships Underway Total Ships Underway: 102 (36% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway Deployed Ships Underway: 65 (23% of total)
Attack Submarines Underway Attack Submarines Underway: 33
Other Underway Other Underway: 37 (13% of total)
Total Ships Deployed/Underway Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 137 (49% of total)
Ships Underway
Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              USS Enterprise (CVN 65) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) – Atlantic Ocean
              USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) – 5th Fleet
              USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) – 5th Fleet
              USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) – Atlantic Ocean
Underway Amphibious Assault Ships:
              USS Essex (LHD 2) – 7th Fleet
              USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – 7th Fleet
              USS Makin Island (LHD 8) – 5th Fleet

Aircraft (operational):


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